OPM zur Terrorvereinigung erklärt

30.04.2021: Pressemeldung der OPM zum Entscheid der indonesischen Regierung sowie Erklärung von Amnesty International zum dem Beschluss

30 April 2021

The recent declaration of war against the West Papuan freedom fighters (TPNPB-OPM) by President Widodo of Indonesia following TPNPB’s recent killing of Indonesia’s intelligence chief in Papua General Nugraha and yesterday’s announcement by Indonesia’s Minister for Politics, Law and Security, Professor Mahfud, listing KKB (Criminal Gangs) in Papua as terrorists, the Organisasi Papua Merdeka (OPM or Free Papua Movement) states the following:

1. As detailed in reports by numerous legal scholars, academics, international human rights organisations and even the United Nations, the Indonesian state is conducting a programme of alleged genocide against the Papuan people;

2. The transfer of West Papua to the United Nations in 1962 and then Indonesia in 1963 was in violation of international law governed by the Charter of the United Nations and Indonesia, the UN, the USA, Australia and other states were fully aware that West Papua’s legal status shifted to being a Trust Territory;

3. America’s CIA was responsible for establishing the pro-US military dictatorship in Indonesia and the illegal transfer of West Papua on behalf of the Rockefeller company Freeport in order to exploit the world’s largest gold deposit in West Papua;

4. While Indonesia has failed to ratify the treaty governing the International Criminal Court, OPM invites Indonesia to ratify this treaty and seek a ruling from this Court as to whether Crimes Against Humanity or Genocide is occurring in West Papua and also ask whether Indonesia or OPM is committing terrorism;

5. OPM invites Indonesia to seek a ruling from the International Court of Justice as to whether Indonesia’s ongoing occupation of West Papua is legal;

6. OPM also invites Indonesia to allow the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, foreign diplomats and journalists access to West Papua as President Widodo promised in 2015 but to date has failed to occurr;

7. OPM seeks UN member-states to put West Papua’s legal status on the agenda of the United Nations Trusteeship Council and General Assembly;

8. Due to the Indonesian military’s inability and fear to wage war against the OPM freedom fighters (TPNPB), the Indonesian military are instead committing crimes against humanity upon the civil population bombing West Papuan highland communities across Ndugama, Intan Jaya, Puncak Jaya, Paniai, Deiyai, Dogiyai, Timika and other regions;

9. OPM therefore seeks military intervention from the United Nations Security Forces and seeks moral and material support from the European Union, African-Caribbean-Pacific countries, and all UN members as advocated in United Nations resolution 2621 (XXV) ‘Programme of Action for the full Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples’;

10. Unlike the Indonesian military, the TPNPB freedom fighters never attack the Indonesian civilian population however, if Indonesia continues their programme of terror and genocide upon West Papua’s civilian population (as has occurred for nearly sixty years now) and the international community does not intervene, OPM’s TPNPB freedom fighters will announce a campaign to wipe out not just the illegally occupying Indonesian military but also the illegal Javanese and other Indonesian settlers who increasingly steal the sacred land and resources of the West Papuan people.

Amatus Akouboo Douw, Diplomatic Board, TPNPB-OPM / Free Papua Movement, Mobile: +61(0)401 198 355

Hier ist die Erklärung von Amnesty International: Labeling Papua armed groups terrorists will only worsen human rights violations: Amnesty

Kompas.com - April 29, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta -- Amnesty International Indonesia says that labeling armed groups in Papua as terrorist has the potential to add to the long list of human rights violations in the region.

Amnesty International Executive Director Usman Hamid believes that labeling armed groups terrorist will not end the problems or human rights violations in Papua.

"Even if they are so easily labeled terrorist, this will in fact have the potential of adding to the long list of human rights violations in Papua", Hamid told Kompas.com on Thursday April 29.

Based on Amnesty International Indonesia's records, there were at least 47 cases of extrajudicial killings committed by Indonesian security forces between February 2018 and December 2020 resulting in the death of around 80 people.

Moreover, said Hamid, in 2021 there have already been five cases of alleged extrajudicial killings by security forces resulting in the death of seven people.

"Just in 2021 alone, there have already been at least five cases of alleged extrajudicial killings by security forces, with a total of seven victims", he said.

Hamid said he deplores the government's move to label armed groups in Papua as terrorist. According to Hamid, the government should instead focus on investigating case of human rights violations and ending the extrajudicial killings in Papua.

"The government should focus on investigating these cases and ending the extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations by law enforcement agencies in Papua and West Papua, rather than focus on the terrorist label", he said.

Earlier this afternoon, Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD officially announced that armed criminal groups (KKB) in Papua had been included in the category of terrorist organisations.

This he said was in accordance with Law Number 5/2018 on Revisions to Law Number 15/2003 on enacting into law Government Regulation in Lieu of Law Number 1/2002 on the Eradication of Terrorism.

"The government considers that organisations and people in Papua that commit widespread violence are categorised as terrorists", said Mahfud during a press conference broadcast on the Ministry's YouTube channel on Thursday.

Mahfud also said that the government is acting in accordance with an earlier statement by People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo and the leaders of other state institutions who declared that armed criminal groups are committing brutal and widespread violence in Papua.

Mahfud claimed that not a few social, religious and regional government figures as well as members of the Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) in Papua have visited the offices of the Coordinating Ministry for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs to offer their support.

"(They gave their) support to the Indonesian government to take actions which are necessary in order to deal with the violence which has been occurring recently in Papua", he said.

[Translated by James Balowski. The original title of the article was "Amnesty: Label Teroris KKB di Papua Berpotensi Perpanjang Pelanggaran HAM".]

Source: nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/04/29/19094601/amnesty-label-teroris-kkb-di-papua-berpotensi-perpanjang-pelanggaran-ham

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